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May 29, 2018
Landmark Vineyards’ Lobster Feed was highlighted as a “Don’t-Miss Wine Country Event” for the summer.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dinner: 9 Dreamy, Don’t-Miss Wine Country Events - Landmark Vineyards - While all of these wineries no doubt have spectacular views, wine, and food, only Landmark is coming at you with one of life's greatest pleasures: lobster. Their annual Lobster Feed ($125/person) takes place on September 21. Strap on a bib and dig into fresh lobster with sides of prawns, hot links, artichokes, potatoes, corn, sourdough baguettes, and of course, tubs of butter—which all washes down smoothly with Landmark's single vineyard chardonnays. // 101 Adobe Canyon Rd. (Kenwood), landmarkwine.com”
May 24, 2018
Dallas Magazine online also featured Landmark’s Damaris Reserve Chardonnay and Sangiacomo Chardonnay as great wines to drink in honor of National Chardonnay Day.
“What to Drink Now: Wines for Chardonnay Day - Landmark Damaris Reserve ($35) blends fruit from Flocchini Vineyard in Petaluma Gap and Sangiacomo Family’s Kiser Ranch in Carneros. Melding the two creates a wine opening with floral honeysuckle and orange blossom, leading to citrus, lychee, and melon on the palate. Landmark’s single vineyard Sangiacomo Chardonnay ($45), sourced from a single block of the Kiser Vineyard, reveals the complexity of Carneros with ripe citrus and tropical notes. (Available via their website.)”
May 15, 2018
The Capital Gazette online featured Landmark’s Overlook Pinot Noir as one of the best Pinot Noir’s on the market.
“Wine, etc.: Drink these 10 wines to celebrate spring - Landmark Vineyards Grand Detour Pinot Noir 2016 ($35). Black cherry and raspberry flavors with an earthy feel and hints of leather and tobacco.”
May 8, 2018
Landmark’s Damaris Reserve Chardonnay was featured on the Capital Gazette online as a great Chardonnay to share with your Mom this Mother’s Day.
“Wine, etc.: On Mother's Day, get her a great chardonnay - Landmark Vineyards Damaris Reserve Chardonnay 2016 ($35). Created as an homage to winery founder Damaris Deere-Ford, this opulent and rich chardonnay has tropical fruit and citrus flavors with hints of vanilla and spice.”
May 6, 2018
Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were both featured on lifestyle blogger, Amanda Gluck’s blog The Fashionable Hostess as the perfect wine to pour at your Mother’s Day celebration.
“MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH LANDMARK VINEYARDS - A bit about Landmark Vineyards… Located in Sonoma, CA, Landmark Vineyards is a celebrated producer of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and has dedicated over 40 years to express California’s finest winegrowing regions. Landmark is dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium wines from unique vineyard sites.What I love about the website… each wine has a “Food Pairings” suggestion. If you love to host like me, you can truly appreciate these notes, because I am always looking to find complimentary wines for my foods (or better yet, find ideas for my menu)!! The white wine we are sipping on Mother’s Day is the Landmark 2015 Overlook Chardonnay ($25.00). Celebrating its 25th Anniversary with the 2015 vintage, Landmark’s iconic Chardonnay is sourced from its own estate vineyards in the Russian River Valley, as well as from its grower’s vineyards throughout Sonoma County. The Chardonnay is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon, has subtle herbal notes and complex fruit and toasted elements”
May 5, 2018
The News-Press online highlighted Landmark’s Damaris Reserve Chardonnay as the perfect Chardonnay to share with your family and friends.
“Wine picks to share with family and friends - Landmark Damaris Reserve Chardonnay 2016 ($35) » Created as an homage to the winery’s founder, Damaris Deere Ford, this is a barrel selection made from some of Landmark’s best chardonnay grapes. I have a dear friend by the name of Damaris, and in honor of her recent birthday, we decided to try this wine again. It had been years since I had first sipped it, and I couldn’t remember if I liked it based on its name or its merits; turns out it was both. It spends 15 months aged sur-lie, then is bottled unfiltered. It’s a wine full of beautiful creamy citrus flavors with some pineapple and spice. I had it with delicate bass in a miso butter sauce and it was delightful. — Gina”
April 26, 2018
Lifestyle blogger Meghan Donovan featured Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir on her blog Wit & Whimsy as one of her favorites wines.
“FAVORITE WINES UNDER $25 - Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir, $25: This is one of my favorite Pinot Noirs. I visited Landmark last year and have since finished multiple bottles of this as it goes with just about anything in my opinion. It’s also what I reach for on the cold nights where you just want to enjoy a nice glass of red on your couch in your pjs!”
April 24, 2018
Forbes Travel Guide featured Landmark’s Half Shells and Chardonnay as a reason to visit wine country this spring.
“6 Reasons To Visit Wine Country This Spring- Foodie Fiesta - Calling all oyster lovers: Landmark Vineyards will throw a Half Shells and Chardonnay party on May 5. The event takes place at the winery’s new Hop Kiln Estate in the Russian River Valley. Hog Island Oyster Co. will shuck fresh oysters to pair with Landmark’s superb chardonnay. A barbecue lunch — Cinco de Mayo-style — is also on the menu.
Albany Times Union
April 5, 2018
Landmark’s Overlook Pinot Noir was highlighted as a wine to sip in the Albany Times Union.
“Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir California 2015 $19.95 – A light bodied, easy-drinking style, with characteristic bright raspberry and strawberry flavors, a cherry nose and peppery finish. A perfect wine for roast duck. This wine is available at Empire Wine and Liquor, Colonie”
March 28, 2018
Landmark’s Hop Kiln Location was highlighted on SFChronicle.com as a winery located on Westside Road.
“THE WINERIES OF SONOMA COUNTY’S WESTSIDE ROAD - It’s hard to imagine it now, but for many years this Russian River corridor was mainly known for growing hops. That’s what initially brought the Rochioli family here, and you can still see remnants of that once-thriving industry at Hop Kiln Winery, which shares an owner with Sonoma Valley’s Landmark Vineyards (and Fiji Water). After World War II, however, hops prices plummeted. Beers were moving in a lighter direction, and growers could no longer make a profit. Westside Road farmers experimented with string beans and prunes before beginning to plant grapes in the 1950s.”
February 28, 2018
Wine Enthusiast online highlighted Landmark Vineyards as the official wine of the Spirit Awards in a recap of the top-tier wines stars enjoyed during the 2018 award season.
“For This Year’s Oscars, Drink Like a Winner - We look at the custom bottles and top-tier wines stars have enjoyed at the biggest awards shows this past year, just in time for your Oscar-viewing party. - Spirit Awards: Landmark Vineyards, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey - Finally, if you’ve got an independent streak, you’ll love the pours at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Sonoma producer Landmark Vineyards, who makes a range of wines regularly rated 90 points and above by Wine Enthusiast, will be providing the vino. But when being inspired by the best of indie cinema, break from awards-show tradition and toast with the gala’s other drinks partner, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Because nothing says it’s time to party like neat Bourbon.
February 12, 2018
The New York Daily News online featured Landmark’s 2015 Overlook Pinot Noir as the perfect wine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
“Something to Wine About: Valentine's Day treats in a bottle - Moving on to still wines, a lovely Pinot Noir to celebrate with is Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir 2015. At $20 this California wine is a gorgeous balance of earth and fruit. It is light bodied with a beautiful garnet color and adequate legs. Notes of earth, tobacco and leather tantalize the nose. Notes of wild strawberries, star anise and dark chocolate are enchanting on the palate. A superb wine for chocolate pairing.
February 2, 2018
Landmark Vineyards was featured on Sonoma Magazine online as “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Picks Favorite Sonoma County Spots.”
“Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Picks Favorite Sonoma County Spots - When selecting Sonoma wineries, Goop has a preference for Landmark Vineyards (since their Sonoma Valley guide is presented in partnership with Landmark). Goop recommends the new Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate in Russian River Valley as well as Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood. For a guide (unaffected by partnerships) to the best wineries to visit in Sonoma County this winter, click here. (Photo by John Burgess)”
January 24, 2018
Landmark’s Overlook Pinot Noir was featured in The Tennessean as great Pinto Noir to enjoy all year.
“Among lighter reds, New Zealand’s 2015 Mudhouse Pinot Noir ($18), Landmark Vineyards Overlook 2015 Pinot Noir ($20), Hahn 2015 SLH Pinot Noir ($25) and 2013 E. Guigal Cotes Rhone Rouge ($15) made my short list for quality and value.”
January 15, 2018
Landmark Vineyards appeared in SF Chronicle’s site, SFGate.com, as the perfect place to enjoy a picnic when in Sonoma.
“Which Famous Sonoma Wineries Offer Picnics? - Landmark Vineyards believes in the simplicity of starting with the finest California grapes to make truly distinctive California wines. With the Mayacamas Mountains as a breathtaking backdrop, visitors enjoy a day of exploration as guests at Landmark Vineyards. The Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays flow easily at this winery, and the culinary team is happy to pack up gourmet box lunches for guests to enjoy out on the grounds.”
January 2, 2018
Forbes’ Travel Guide featured Landmark Vineyards as a winery to visit when traveling in wine country this winter.
“Why You Should Visit Napa And Sonoma Right Now - With Calistoga Ranch’s Napa Valley Spirit deal, for instance, you get a complimentary third day with the purchase of two. Use the extra time to get that canyon stone massage you’ve wanted to try, indulge in a meal from one of the world’s best chefs at Five-Star The French Laundry or stop by a winery like Ram’s Gate or Landmark Vineyards.”
To find well-made Russian River Chardonnay for under $20 can be a challenge, however, Raeburn excels with their offering, highlighting the freshness that cool evenings bring to Russian River fruit ($19 at McKinney Wine Merchant). Landmark Vineyards celebrates their 25th anniversary of the Overlook Chardonnay highlighting their dedication to producing premium products, with reasonable prices, $25 at Total Wine.
Wine & Spirits Magazine
The Landmark Chardonnay is a selection from growers in Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley, the vines growing in a mix of soils, the wine fermented in French oak barrels, one-third new. The wine is rich and immediately generous, its peachy fruit and the vanilla scents of oak feeling broad and sunny, its texture is also different from the Chablis, the Sonoma wine lush with a little tannin from the new oak barrels.
It’s been 25 years since Landmark Vineyards released their first Overlook Chardonnay. The winery celebrates it with this anniversary vintage, which sticks to the tradition that has made this wine one of the most popular premium wines on the market. Aged in French oak for 10 months, 25% of which was new, this chard is balanced with classic notes of brioche, lemon curd and fresh baked sugar cookies. A great, go-to everyday chardonnay.
Tasting Panel Magazine
Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay was featured in Tasting Panel Magazine as a “Publisher’s Pick” and received a score of 93 pts.
Tasting Panel Magazine
Landmark Vineyards and the 25th anniversary of its Overlook Chardonnay was featured in the September issue of Tasting Panel Magazine. The 3-page piece includes bottle shots taken at the property, calls out our unique single-vineyard wines that play a huge role at Landmark, and mentions the winery’s balanced approach to crafting the Overlook Chardonnay.
“On a sweltering day at Signature Sonoma Valley, out from the kitchen came a plate of Dungeness crab and celery root salad—a light, summer-ready plate that one might expect to be paired with something equally summery like a refreshing chilled white wine. Instead, it was matched with a Pinot Noir from Landmark Vineyards. And the pairing was magic.”
Napa Sonoma Magazine
“Horse Around” - Landmark Vineyards
Learning about anything, even wine, is more fun while riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Landmark Vineyards offers complimentary tours every Saturday led by a third-generation farmer.
Drink: 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris. With flavors of lemon, apple, and white peach, it pairs well with picnics.
Wineries Worth a Visit
“Landmark Vineyards is best known for winemaker Greg Stach’s wide selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, many of which are single-vineyard. The winery property is just off Highway 12 and features a beautiful, secluded courtyard where you can enjoy its elegant wines. Private tours and tastings are also available ($30 - $40).”
The Huffington Post.com (online)
Landmark Vineyards was featured on HuffingtonPost.com as a winery that “brought the historic Sonoma Valley wine region to life.”
Another Sonoma player, Landmark Vineyards, has a portfolio that covers nearly all of California’s greatest Pinot Noir growing areas, largely sourcing it’s single-vineyards wines from growers. “We’ve focused on single-vineyard fruit that exhibits place of origin,” notes Clarence Chia, the winery’s VP Marketing, E-commerce and Direct-to-Consumer sales. Landmark offers eight single-vineyard wines from such regions as the Sonoma Coast, Los Carneros, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Maria Valley ($35 to $55 a 750-ml). Its more broadly appellated wines are led by the super-premium Overlook ($25), a blend of Pinot Noir from Sonoma, Monterey and San Benito. Last year, Landmark sourced grapes from newly acquired Hop Kiln Vineyards, which has over 240 acres of vineyards in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. “Supply of high-quality Pinot Noir is scarce due to recent light vintages, so while our relationships with growers provide access, some fruit also came from Hop Kiln,” Chia says.
“Pinot is never blended with other varietals, and to make a great Pinot Noir, you need to do the least amount of tampering. Manual punch-downs, gravity-fed bottling systems, and minimal interference is the name of the game. “Doing nothing is an action as much as doing something, and that’s a hard thing to learn,” said Greg Stach of Landmark Vineyards. Pinot is where winemakers come to solidify their name in the wine world. It’s a difficult variety, prone to wander. “Pinot doesn’t like to be messed with,” Stach added. “If it has an issue and you try to fix it, chances are you’re creating another issue and you’re not going to fix the first issue. So it takes a certain patient, careful personality to cultivate. And it takes a good farmer, good soil, and the right conditions — cold nights, warm days. All of which California has.”